Results tagged “Jessica Ennis”

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Olympics golden girl Jessica Ennis will be heading to Canary Wharf for a book signing next month.

The 26-year-old Sheffield-born heptathlete, who won gold at London 2012, will arrive at Jubilee Place for the Waterstones event at 1pm on Friday, November 9.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

jimELECT.JPGThere were concerns. Not everyone was on board the Olympic bus. Then the fortnight finally arrived, the sun came out, and a spirit of goodwill, friendliness and unity seemed to spread among us.

It was uplifting to see spectators cheering on athletes from countries other than their own.

FF-aug6-ChrisWEB.jpgLong jumper Chris Tomlinson is taking a leap into the unknown this year - and not just at the Olympics.

The British record holder is aiming for a first medal at the Games this summer but he's also gearing up for the challenge of the birth of his first child. It means a busy year for the Newham & Essex Beagles athlete.

ff-may19-edwards.jpg"If you get things right for the athletes, you're probably going to get it right for everybody."

Former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards is in no doubt that making sure London 2012 is stress-free for the competitors will guarantee spectators will have a memorable experience when the greatest show on earth rolls into town.

matthew142.JPGBritain's number one squash player has had a sensational start to 2010 but there's one tournament he's determined to add to his list of honours.

Nick Matthew, ranked second in the world, is the favourite for next week's ISS Canary Wharf Classic after winning a string of events this year.